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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Northampton Square

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Key information

Develop a highly valued set of quantitative, theoretical and analytical competencies required to make key health and healthcare decisions. There is an increasing demand for health economics expertise in both developed and developing countries. This course presents you with an ideal career pathway.

Course overview

Benefits of this course

You will benefit from the Health Economics MSc by gaining and developing practical new skills and critical knowledge that directly relates to the workplace.

Our department hosts the City Health Economics Centre (CHEC) and the London Health Economics Group (LHEG). Your studies will benefit from the output of both.

Your analytical and modelling abilities will grow alongside an understanding of microeconomics principles applied to health and healthcare.

We aim to ensure that you graduate with full confidence in your abilities as a health economist and how they provide real value to employers.

Who is this course for?

If you are committed to finding a rewarding career as a health economist, this MSc programme can put you on the best track. It is designed for those with a background in economics who wish to specialise, but we also offer provision if you are new to economics.

Teaching and assessment

You will learn through a series of lectures that are made available online, as well as seminars and interactive group work.

Lectures introduce key theories, concepts and knowledge, which is then discussed in seminar groups.

You will learn from research-active academic staff and graduate teaching assistants. We also invite specialist speakers from industry to deliver lectures and seminars in the field of health economics.


This Health Economics MSc prepares you for a range of careers in areas such as economic consultancies, think-tanks, the pharmaceutical industry and governmental and non-governmental bodies.

You can also progress to explore teaching and research positions at academic institutions.

Our graduates have been recruited by companies including:

  • Office of Health Economics (OHE)
  • NICE
  • Eli Lilly
  • Oxford Outcomes
  • Gallaher
  • IMS Health
  • IQVIA Health.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,920per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

City, University of London

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  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

Nearly all degrees offer the opportunity of a work placement, a clinical placement or time studying abroad. Many offer professional accreditation.
A diverse and welcoming community with buddy schemes, active student societies, Students' Union, student counselling and an award-winning student centre.
Partnerships with more than 100 leading institutions across the globe bring exciting opportunities to study abroad and get international work experience.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    52nd out of 81 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    123 56%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    61.0 61%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.45 69%



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